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Dallas,tc: feds indict ms13 members

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A family walks by a wall covered by a symbol from the MS-13 gang in Ilopango, El Salvador.
A family walks by a wall covered by a symbol from the MS-13 gang in Ilopango, El Salvador.
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On Friday, federal authorities in Dallas announced indictments for eight alleged MS-13 gang members on a range of criminal charges. Officials have seven of the men in custody and are still looking for one.

The charges stem from a spree of six violent attacks committed last summer against rival gang members in Irving and Dallas. The men allegedly used machetes, knives, metal bats, guns and, in one case, a sledge hammer. Ten people were injured.

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“Their trademark is violence,” said Erin Neely Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. “They are required to commit acts of violence in order to be involved in the gang and participate as gang members. One of the principal rules is that its members must attack and kill rivals. It’s cold and calculating and ruthless.”

The gang has gained notoriety for its members’ brutality. President Donald Trump has singled them out as a particular threat, although critics say he exaggerates their numbers and impact.

Cox says several violent gangs are operating in North Texas, but that it’s hard to say how widespread MS-13 is in the area. Officials say the men could face decades in prison if convicted. Since all eight are in the country illegally, they would likely be deported after they serve their time.

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